At Progress Conference 2014, Alison joined a panel with Pat McFadden, David Aaronovitch, Matthew Goodwin, Vijay Riyait & Anthony Painter to talk about how Labour can combat Ukip in the next elections.
Fighting Talk- How Does Labour Combat The Populist Right?
Ukip won the recent European elections and made real gains into both Labour heartlands, such as Rotherham and Grimsby, and target seats that will decide the outcomes of the next election, like Thurrock, Harlow, Hull and Great Yarmouth. There are varying suggestions on how the Labour party best combats Ukip’s populist messages on immigration and Europe. Should it ‘stand up’ to Ukip or meet their policy challenge?
To listen to the discussion, click here.